The Smart Card Alliance Identity Council will turn its attention to cybersecurity and health care identity in the upcoming year, while continuing its work to educate and make identity credentialing recommendations for corporate enterprise, health care, state and local governments.
The Identity Council also announced new officers and steering committee, and plans to attend the Smart Card Alliance 8th Annual Smart Cards in Government Conference in Washington, DC.
This past year, the Identity Council collaborated with the Smart Card Alliance Health care Council on a number of projects, including a National Press Club briefing in Washington. The purpose of the briefing was to raise awareness of the importance of privacy, access and identity in the Obama administration’s effort to modernize the nation’s health care information infrastructure. The two Councils also collaborated on the brief, “Effective Health care Identity Management: A Necessary First Step for Improving U.S. Healthcare Information Systems–A Smart Card Alliance Brief for Government Policy Makers and Other Stakeholders.”
The Identity Council is made up of more than 90 individuals from 49 end user, chip vendor, systems integrator, card vendor, biometrics provider, identity system and software vendor organizations.
Newly elected new officers are:
- Chair: Neville Pattinson, Gemalto
- Vice Chair: John McKeon, IBM
- Secretary: Sal D’Agostino, IDmachines
The 2009/2010 Steering Committee is:
- Edward Clay, Sun Microsystems
- Patrick Hearn, Oberthur Technologies
- Harold Kocken, Deloitte
- Bob Merkert, SCM Microsystems
- David Walker, Cogent Systems
- Chris Williams, SAIC